Welcome to the clinical pharmacy research section of the ACCP Web site. We invite you to review short synopses of a few of our
current programs and invite you to join us as appropriate.
ACCP generally issues two annual calls for abstracts to be considered for presentation during its national forums and
publication in its official journal. To find out more about upcoming calls for abstracts or to access published abstracts, click below.
Learn more about ACCP abstracts
The ACCP Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) is a network of over 1,000 clinical pharmacists practicing in over 500
distinct practice settings. The mission of the PBRN is to drive collaborative practice-based clinical pharmacy research
that advances health care. To find out more about what the PBRN offers clinicians and researchers, how to become a member
and/or collaborate, and a list of ongoing research projects, click below.
Learn more about the PBRN
Investigator and Scholarship Development Programs:
The ACCP, ACCP Research Institute (RI), and Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc. commit time and resources for members to
further their development as investigators and scholars. From didactic programming on abstract and manuscript writing and
reviewing, to longitudinally mentored research, and hands-on expert guidance on perfecting competitive grant applications. Please see ongoing programs below.
• Focused Investigator Training (FIT) Program:
The FIT Program is an intensive 5-day hands-on program for a limited number of experienced pharmacist investigators looking
to maximize their chances of success in the current research funding environment. The Research Institute’s FIT Program
focuses on Career Development Awards (K Series) and Research Grants (R Series), or similar investigator-initiated applications
for submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other major funding source. Click below to visit the RI website to learn more.
Learn more about the FIT Program
• Futures Grants:
The RI’s mentored developmental research awards designed to provide support for the development of research skills among
students, trainees, and early-career ACCP members with a goal of establishing sustained interest and careers in clinical
pharmacy research. Click below to visit the RI website and learn more.
Learn more about the Futures Grants Program
• Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Program:
The MeRIT Program is the Research Institute’s newest investigator development offering, connecting an accomplished ACCP
research mentor with a mentee and local advisor. This individualized, longitudinal 2-year program combines face-to-face
and virtual guidance and training to developing investigators. Beginning with a 5-day immersion experience, participants
will be mentored through research design, data collection, results presentation, and manuscript preparation. Click below to
visit the RI website to learn more.
Learn more about the MeRIT Program
• Research and Scholarship Certificate Program:
The ACCP Academy Research and Scholarship Certificate Program is an educational program aimed at developing basic
clinical research and scholarly abilities. This program is an extension of the previous “Research Training Curriculum”
developed by ACCP in the late 1990s. The primary target audience for this program is clinical pharmacists who practice
in a setting where research and scholarly activity are expectations of their position. Click below to learn more about this program.
Learn more about the Research and Scholarship Certificate Program
About the Research Institute
The ACCP Research Institute (RI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation established in 1995 as the research arm of
the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). The RI collaborates with ACCP to improve human health by extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy via:
- providing leadership, professional development, advocacy, and resources that enable clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in research,
- advancing clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy through support and promotion of research training and education, and
- promoting innovative science and disseminating new knowledge to advance pharmacotherapy and patient care.
To learn about all of the Research Institute’s programs and services, and how you can get involved, click below to visit the RI website.
Learn more about the Research Institute